Capitola: Yes this is a photo of a fish in a tank

striped bass
Roy Boy once again left his suspenders home and was able to set the hook on this small but feisty striper! This is the only catch of any significance that we’ve seen today on the wharf other than someone walking from the end of the wharf with a sardine shimmering from his bait jig. Regarding Roy Boy’s fish however, we *would* have taken a photo of him with his catch, but he caught his fish and “top wharf angler for the day”, and split on us. Darn.

Other good news (though we don’t know from where yet): Bocci seems to have come across some of the largest anchovies we’ve seen yet this year.

The bait scene around here has seemed a bit thinner today. There were a lot of boats jigging up bait early in the morning, but there was a lot of jostling around to stay on the bait balls. We haven’t seen any bird signs or darker water in the marina yet, but it will likely happen at some point in the nearish future.

One thing we need to note as we think some people who’ve made reservations for tomorrow may not be aware of it: The beginning of Capitola Wharf is going to *closed* from 5:00am to noon tomorrow for the Wharf to Wharf race. You will not be able to drive out on the wharf during this time, nor will you be able to park at the top of the cliff where the meters are. Your best bet is to get here early and try to find a spot up in the residential area behind the usual cliff parking area.

July 24, 2010   Posted in: Fishing Reports